Dandelions – A Tanka

dandelions

 

Land-tethered bubbles,

Timeless clocks on slender stalks,

Herald the season.

Pop! Delicate shards afloat,

Dispersed by the gentle breeze.

 

Emma H, age 26, 19/05/2017

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Window Pain – #writephoto

window pain“So, what do you think?”

Matthew flashed his fiancée an enthusiastic smile. A room in an actual castle, with original features, stone walls, king-size bed, booked for a steal on some website. Perfect for their pre-wedding getaway.

Stephanie gave him a reproachful glare and tentatively stepped into the room. There were freezing draughts attacking her from every angle, cobwebs strung from the rickety beams and a carpet of dust on every surface. She creaked over to the window, where the tumultuous storm raging outside was leaking inside beneath the leaded pane. The room’s amber lamps flickered eerily as the gales pummelled the power lines.

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